Monday, April 29, 2013

The Scout Oath, Sign, and Salute

The Scout Sign
The Scout Sign
Before he becomes a scout a boy must promise:
On my honor I will do my best:
1. To do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law;
2. To help other people at all times;
3. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

When taking this oath the scout will stand, holding up his right hand, palm to the front, thumb resting on the nail of the little finger and the other three fingers upright and together.
The Scout Sign
The above image shows the scout sign. The three fingers held up remind him of his three promises in the scout oath.
The Scout Salute
When the three fingers thus held are raised to the forehead, it is the scout salute. The scout always salutes an officer.

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